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Cat 120 B

Discussion in 'Excavators' started by Tugger2, Dec 26, 2019.

  1. Tugger2

    Tugger2 Senior Member

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    Does anyone have an opinion on a Cat 120, its around 1992 around 7000 hours showing. Were they a decent machine? Im looking for something that size for part time excavator use on my own jobs. I dont want to lay out the cash for something newer like a 135 as i dont put a lot of hours on the machine. Having a counterweight sticking out isnt a big deal and they look like a simple machine to look after.
     
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    Tags Senior Member

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    They were pretty solid units, I'm fairly certain it was very similar to Mitsubishi 120 excavators, but I'm not 100% sure about that. I know the Mitsubishis were next to impossible to kill and Cat bought them in the late 80's. I would just give it a good once over, same old story, if it had decent, consistent maintenance it'll show.
     
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    Tugger2 Senior Member

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    I had forgotten the the Cat Mitsubishi connection. Used to see some old Mitsubishi s out in the bush beat to death and still going as backspar machines. Thanks for your input.
     
  4. rmllarue91

    rmllarue91 Senior Member

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    They where good machines but it all depends on what shape it's in